Handbell Musicians of America Area 1


Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM; 5:00 PM Open Rehearsal; 5:30 Pot Luck Dinner;      7:00 PM MVR Concert
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Southwick Congregational Church 
488 College Highway
Southwick, MA 01077

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Lynn Masson 
Merrimack Valley Ringers 

RInging Skills Workshop with Merrimack Valley Ringers 

Merrimack Valley Ringers (MVR) is pleased to present a Ringing Skills Workshop, where participants can enjoy a fun-filled day of classes, food, friends and great music.

Classes will be taught by some of MVR's enthusiastic and knowledgeable handbell artists.  Participants can attend up to four classes throughout the day, with at least four different topics offered during each session.  Classes include: beginning ringing, intermediate ringing, treble bell techniques, bass bells, ensemble ringing, beginning solo ringing, bell trees, and handchimes.  Our goal is to help improve ringing skills, boost performance confidence, and encourage looking at this unique instrument in new ways.

After the workshop, participants can enjoy a dinner prepared by the Southwick Congregational Handbell Choir and MVR.  Get to know other ringers from throughout the region and share stories about your ringing experiences. 

Following dinner enjoy a free concert presented by the "Always Different, Always Fun" Merrimack Valley Ringers.

                                              TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

12:00 pm  Registration                                4:00 pm  Fourth class                                     

12:30 pm  First class                                   5:00 pm  Open rehearsal                                

1:30 pm  Second class                               5:30 pm  Dinner (Optional: $5/person)          

2:30 pm  Break for a snack                        7:00 pm  Merrimack Valley Ringers Concert

3:00 pm  Third class                                                                                                        

Registration cost is $10.00 per participant for the workshop; $5.00 each for pot luck supper.   One person can register for a group.

The program is endorsed by the Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1.

Registration Deadline is May 1, 2014.